I talked my way out of a 81 mph radar ticket this past weekend. Going wine tasting with my gf, NOT in my Cobra but in her Audi convertable about three hours north of LA called Cambria. The cop was a nice guy, every now and then glanced at my gf's rack and asked me why I was speeding. I told him the truth, I had to be somewhere by a certain time to meet a driver we hired because we were going wine tasting and didn't want to get hammered and drive AND, we had to dress up as our favorite German as it was our German's friend's birthday and he planned the entire even and wanted us to go around tasting in costume. And, as only a real German can be, you MUST be on time! Long story short, the cop is cracking up and the pic below is why! The cop said slow down, have a nice day and shook my hand! I'm the one in black and dressed up as the birthday boy who is the one in the short, shorts. Funny enough, he looks at me when it comes time to guess who each of us came dressed up as and he says to me" no self respecting German would ever dress like that"! I almost spewed I laughed so hard and then I told him I had dressed up as him! So, I guess this is how I see him. He was shocked for some reason...
Ford 302, T-3550, 570 SA, 3.55's, IRS, Koni's, 13" discs, Torque Thrust, RPM, Twisted Wedge, Frt Sway bar, Lexus Spectra Blue w/white/grey stripes with a splitter up front.
Forte's Parts Connection
40 Pearl Street
Framingham, Mass. 01702 email@example.com
508 875 0016 www.fortesparts.com http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...?v=info&ref=ts
The Early Ford & FE Tremec were also originals from Mike. The Mustang firewall adjustable quadrant kit also is an original from Mike. His latest developments are external slave clutch release conversions & cable release conversions too.
Tremec Elite Distributor for: T-5, T-56, T-56 Magnum & TKO-500 & TKO-600
TKO-500 & TKO-600 Midshifter, Front shifter, offset Corvette shifter and more...
A REAL SPEED SHOP with parts, price & knowledge....
Est: 1981 selling & building performance parts to build your dream car...
FORD RACING & QUICKTIME DISTRIBUTOR. NEW 5 LUG AXLES & BRAKE KITS & NEW 8.8\" REAREND IN BOTH IRS & FOX AXLE.
Cambria is one of my wife's favorite vacation destinations. very relaxing.
Happy Wife... Happy Life
MK 3.1, IRS,Koni,Wilwood 4WDB,Wilwood pedals, Quick rel steering wheel, 450HP/399ci(351W)/TKO600 5sp,17" AR Cobra III
Still building... but I'm now on the road
B.A.R exam passed, got my plates 09-28-11
Currently in the stable:
1965 Mustang fastback W/Paxton
1965 MK 3.1 Roadster (399ci/TKO600) paint complete 12-08-12.
1968 Mustang conv 302/C4 (bought in 86')
1968 Mustang coupe J code (for sale)
1956 F100 project Chevy 350/350
2001 Paint (1 HP)
In search of the next project. :)
2005 Mazda 3
1999 Corvette conv
2007 Palomino (1 HP)
1995 Appaloosa (1 HP)
Great story. I guess it helps having the nice rack in the convertible.
Not one of you is dressed up as Colonel Clink or Sgt Schultz. How can that be?
My best ticket story:
I was 18, had long hair and was driving a shitty Ford Escort. It was the morning of my scuba certification dives and I overslept. I had 25 minutes to get to the docks and that was usually a 40 minute drive. So I got in my car and hauled ass. I get about 3/4 of the way there and I get pulled over.
He walks up the car and I said "I know I was speeding, but I'm really late and I'm going to miss the boat". I told him the rest of the story and he looks at me and says "You think you'll get there any faster if I write you up for doing 75 in a 55, 65 in a 40 and making an illegal lane change while making that left turn back there? I've been trying to catch-up with you since you were back on I-95)."
I had this shocked look on my face. The only thing I could think of was "I haven't ever gotten a ticket, that would suck".
He took my stuff back to his car and came back. He said "Thanks for not denying it and you're right that you never got a ticket. Slow down and get outta here."
He was the coolest guy on the planet at that moment. I made it to the dive on time too.
My best one was not quite in the FFR.... but towing it.
I had borrowed a buddies truck and trailer to take the go kart down to Ken at Street Rod Painter in Yuba City to get the body fitted after painting. Usually its a four or so hour project. Unfortunately this time is took considerable longer to get it on and fixed in place. As a result I was on the road home a lot later than I had planned. I knew if it was going to be too late I'd have a problem since there were no running lights on the trailer.
It's getting to be dusk as I cleared the summit on Highway 80 and start thru Truckee which is one of the best speed traps for the CHP. I'm on the phone (strike one), going a tad fast (probably 80), and have no running lights.....So naturally the red lights come on.
He walks up on the passenger side and I just know he's going to ask for the registration but instead asks "Is this one of those kit cars???"
I responded "well we prefer the term "replicar" officer." There's a slight twinge of a smile. Then we talk about the registration of the vehicle (not the truck) and how they've been having an issue about people trying to registering them as a 1965 .....he checks out the engine and build...seemed to appreciate it.
Anyway - after a nice conversation he says "I pulled you over for no lights on the trailer" I explained the borrowed truck/trailer to get the car - and was just running late - and had hoped to make it well before dark. He asked how far I had to go - I told him about 20 minutes....his response?
Welcome to FFCars! The
representations expressed are the representations and opinions of
the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website
has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members
and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any
purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the
Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five
Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to
post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is
owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages
posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these
messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason
whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your
messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with
respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory